Stone of the Season: Soapstone
If you’re looking for a timeless traditional look, soapstone is for you. Because it lasts forever, you do not need to worry about your countertops becoming outdated. Soapstone is nonporous and nonabsorbent which makes it a good material for countertops and sinks because it is hygienic and will not harbor bacteria. Soapstone will last forever because even if it lightly scratches, it can be taken care of with mineral oil and regular oiling will maintain its natural appearance. Due to the characteristics mentioned above, soapstone countertops are easy to clean and maintain by simply using soap and water with a soft sponge. It almost always has a muted gray (Soapstone Barroca), gray-blue (Soapstone Porto Alegre), or black (Soapstone Cartorio) coloring with white veins running across the stone and most options pair well with the modern, bright white kitchen.
Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2022
At the beginning of this year, Benjamin Moore came out with a mix and match palette of color trends to kick-off 2022. The colors range from Mysterious, which is a denim blue shade, to neutrals such as Natural Linen and the color of the year, along with 11 others for a total of 14 shades. The pale shades awaken the senses, the earth tones provide a sense of grounding, and the primary shades are refreshing and exemplify personal style. These 14 colors make way to endless possibilities when selecting countertops. The primaries pair well with a neutral-toned natural stone or white quartz so that the paint can do the talking. The neutral earthy shades allow for brighter, more unique natural stone options to come into play, such as the bold and beautiful Cosmopolitan or Cristallo Tiffany quartzites. With tons of paint colors and stone designs at your fingertips, you have the option to choose what you want the focus of your space to be: colorful walls that express your personality or a piece of art as the countertop that makes a bold statement.
Reno Grand Opening
The newest Pacific Shore Stones showroom is officially open to the public. We are pleased to report that the Mardi Gras-themed grand opening celebration was successful. We gathered with many partners and industry professionals on a chilly Thursday night and indulged in southern cuisine, surface product knowledge, live music, and networking! Following the event, the showroom has welcomed residents of Reno and its surrounding areas to view our extensive inventory of natural stones and engineered surfaces such as quartz and porcelain. Our Reno team looks forward to building relationships within the community and helping through all design stages, from reading blueprints to stone selection to installing the final product.